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EPA officials visit South Boston Thursday to meet with public
SoVaNow.com / February 17, 2014Representatives with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be visiting South Boston this week to field questions and listen to community concerns in the wake of the Duke Energy coal ash spill into the Dan River.
EPA officials plan to provide an update on the agency's response to the disaster, which saw an estimated 82,000 tons of coal ash escape from a waste lagoon at the retired Dan River Steam Station on the banks of the Dan in Eden, N.C.
The spill, first reported Feb. 2, took a week to plug. Duke Energy, owners of the decommissioned coal-fired plant, has said it will clean up the coal wastes in conjunction with environmental agencies — a possible topic of discussion at the meeting.
Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 and other state and local responders will meet with the public at the Washington-Coleman Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Parking will be available in the rear of the building, located at 1927 Jeffress Boulevard.
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